Craft workshop & classes in New Westminster & Vancouver area

 

Are you looking for something different?  If you have ever thought about trying a new craft or hobby then I have a workshop for that.  Are you looking to improve the skills you already have? I have a workshop for that too! Join me and some friends, or meet new people

New Westminster & Fraser Valley Stampers & Papercrafters is for anyone who is creative and looking for inspiration and ideas to create handmade greeting cards & papercrafts (like party favors, post it note holders and home decor like wreaths & banners).
I especially enjoy helping people who say “I could never do that, I’m not creative.” to discover that they CAN make cards that look good. I have a “there are no mistakes in stamping” attitude that always makes for a fun environment for learning card making and papercrafting.
This group has many events to choose from hosted on various week night, and weekends, I teach card making workshops once or twice every month, and also host a “Crop & Swap” night twice a month along with other ad hoc DIY workshops like making wreaths, stamping on candles, gift boxes and other great gift ideas.

All workshops and crafting classes are currently held at my apartment in the heart of Uptown New Westminster. I am located only a few blocks away from Columbia sky train station, and there is a bus stop directly out front of the building that runs to New Westminster sky train station often.

Here is a quick overview of a few of the workshops I host.

Crop & Swap Social: The “Crop & Swap” is a night of socializing and crafting. Bring your own project to work on and we can get together and just be social while doing what we love: crafting!!

Card Making Workshops: At each workshop I will teach various stamping & crafting techniques including: ‘wet’ & ‘dry’ embossing, die cutting using the Big Shot, paper piercing, triple layering, while showing you tips & tricks along the way! Each workshop fee will include: All materials needed to create the project AND detailed instructions that you can take home to re-create the cards again, and of course, lots of fun!
Unleash your creativity and learn more about card making & meet new friends!

Don’t want to travel? No problem, I can come to you! Just get a group together of people of 4 or more and I will come to your place and host the workshop.  The best part of being the hostess:  you can earn FREE product for yourself! Call me to find out how & to book your party now.

Here is a look at some of the cards I have made at workshops in the past – be sure to if you are in Vancouver, New Westminster or surrounding register for a workshop

 

Perfect Blend Coffee Card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Perfect Blend Coffee Card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Rainbow Circle Framelit Card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Rainbow Circle Framelit Card by Wendie Bee of Stamp Right Up

Thank You Stampin Up DIY Watercolor Thank You Card

Thank You Stampin Up DIY Watercolor Thank You Card

 

Stampin Up Traveler, World Map & Postage Due Masculine Birthday Card by Wendie Bee

Stampin Up Traveler, World Map & Postage Due Masculine Birthday Card by Wendie Bee

 

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Sale-A-Brate with me & Join my Stampin Up team!

Sale-A-Bration with Wendie Bee  - join my in Montreal or anywhere in Canada!!

Sale-A-Bration with Wendie Bee – join Stampin Up in Montreal or anywhere in Canada!!

When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll get

  • $190 worth of products  NO shipping and NO tax!!
  • Business supplies that includes free catalogs!
  • A 30% discount on your first order of $200 or more!
  • A 20% demonstrator discount everyday!
  • Access to all demonstrator tools including videos, tutorials and webinars

But, wait! There’s more!!

When you join MY team I also have added incentives – here are a few of the perks of being part of my team:

  • Monthly Canada wide online team meetings to go over promotions and talk about current issues
  • I provide one-on-one coaching and support to help you with tips to grow your business
  • SALES INCENTIVES – get FREE PRODUCT for every promotion you get!! For example:  $50 shopping spree for your first title promotion!

Plus, the friendships you’ll make with other demonstrators, customers, and hostesses, will be lifelong. Enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity!

Have questions before you join?  Call me at 514-482-8543 Monday – Friday 8AM to 8PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Holiday Sale & Free Tutorial

30% off Stampin Up's simply scored diagonal plate

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It’s the start of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Sale where you can get 20-50% off fabulous products! Ok Stampers – you are going to want to download this  Holiday Sale List  now because there are some SERIOUS DEALS!!  OR CLICK … Continue reading

Join the fun – become a Stampin Up Demo for only $25

In celebration of Stampin Up’s 25th anniversary, there are some CRAZY promotions happening all month long.  One of the best ones:  BECOME A DEMONSTRATOR FOR ONLY $25

For two weeks only—October 7-21—join my Stampin’ Up! family for just $25! It’s an amazing opportunity to do what you already love doing anyway—and make a little money doing it (that never hurts!).

When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll get

  • $25 worth of products, plus business supplies that includes FREE box of Annual Catalogs & package of Holiday Catalogs
  • A 30 percent discount on your first order of $200 or more!
  • A 20 percent demonstrator discount everyday!
  • Access to all demonstrator tools including videos, tutorials and webinars

But, wait! There’s more!!

When you join MY team I also have added incentives – here are a few of the perks of being part of my team:

  • Monthly Canada wide online team meetings to go over promotions and talk about current issues
  • I provide one-on-one coaching and support to help you with tips to grow your business
  • SALES INCENTIVES – get FREE PRODUCT for every promotion you get!! For example:  $50 shopping spree for your first title promotion!

Plus, the friendships you’ll make with other demonstrators, customers, and hostesses, will be lifelong. Enjoy the benefits of fun, friends, and creativity!

Have questions before you join?  Call me at 514-482-8543 Monday – Friday 8AM to 8PM (Eastern Standard Time)

Join the Stamp Right Up demonstrator team for only $25

Join the Stamp Right Up demonstrator team for only $25

Stampin Up: Expressions & Circle Flip Card Thinlits Holiday Workshop

Every time a new Stampin Up catalog is released, I do a special workshop for my group to showcase some of the new items being released.

For each catalog release party, I always give a little gift as a thank you to my group as well.  Here is what I gave them for the Holiday Catalog 2013 release party:

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They got a Holiday Catalog, with a wish list stamped from the demonstrator business set, which I attached using the paper clips.  Recognize those paper clips?  That’s right! They are the same ones featured in the annual catalog!

For the thank you gift boxes, I included: one incentive stamp from the “best card ever” stamp set – available ONLY from a demonstrator, a package of Twitterpatted buttons, and two milk chocolate scissors which I made myself using Callebaut chocolate and molds I got from my local (and VERY awesome) confectionery genius Charlie’s Chocolate Factory

The take out  boxes I use for my jewelry making business Miss Kitty Creations.  I purchased them from Creative Packaging and I knew they would be a perfect fit for all the goodies I wanted to include.

We did three projects.  Here are two of the three.  This is the first one we made:

Stampin Up Expressions Love Thinlit card using simply pressed clay rose and buttons in Cherry Cobbler

Stampin Up Expressions Love Thinlit card using simply pressed clay rose and buttons in Cherry Cobbler

I cannot say enough about the Simply Pressed clay & molds!  Both the button and the rose were made using the Cherry Cobbler reinker and the clay.  While I LOVE the buttons in the current catalog, they can get quite costly if you need many at one time.  I bought the clay MONTHS ago when it was first released and I still have more than a third of the bag left.  I estimate that I have made at least 60 various pieces (if not more) with the molds, and they use next to NO ink from your reinker bottle.  Even the regals / dark colors which require more ink to get a perfect color match, you barely make a fraction of a dent out of the bottle.  They really are great!

Here is a tip that you MUST use when using these thinlits:  put wax paper between your card stock and the die each time you

cut with them.  You will have no problem getting the card stock die cut piece out, and it ensures you have a nice clean cut with no rough edges.

 

Here is the second card using the Stampin Up circle thinlit flip it die card that we made

Stampin Up Open Sea Circle Thinlit swing flip it card

Stampin Up Open Sea Circle Thinlit swing flip it card

 

I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest and I knew I had to make one in a workshop!  It was a little more intricate that I expected, but when the group was done they knew why it was worth the work!

If you are located in Canada and would like to order this circle thinlit die, or anything else from Stampin Up I will include the tutorial on how to make this card for free with your order!

 

 

Mini Workshop Materpieces

Look what my girls made in the Mini Workshop I hosted on Monday!  We had a great time – I mean really, how much more perfect can girls night out be when it includes great company & crafting?!

Each workshop I host as a demonstrator, I always create a tutorial / handout for the participants to take home with them after the workshop so that they can recreate the cards again at home.  As a little bonus for all you stampers out there, I have included a link to download the PDF tutorials on how to make each card from that workshop!  Some of the other cards I have featured in other posts also have a PDF tutorial – if you are interested in one, please comment below or message me & I can email you a PDf copy.

Bleached Swallowtail

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TUTORIAL PAGE ON HOW TO MAKE THIS CARD:
StampRightUp – Bleached Swallowtail Instruction Hand Out

Bleached Swallowtail on Pacific Point with En Francais background stamp

Bleached Swallowtail on Pacific Point with En Francais background stamp

What you’ll need to make this card at home:

  1. Pacific Point ink & card stock, as well as basic black card stock
  2. Swallowtail stamp
  3. Black embossing powder

Stampin Up Pinwheel Sizzlits

 CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TUTORIAL INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THIS STAMPIN UP PINWHEEL CARD: 

StampRightUp – Pinwheel Sizzlit Instruction Hand Out

Stampin Up Pinwheel sizzlits

Stampin Up Pinwheel sizzlits with Subtles DSP & stripes embossing folder

This card is super cute, but the pinwheel sizzlits can be a serious problem to put together… that is if you don’t know the trick to assembling them!  Check out this video on the easy way to assemble these little guys with ease and no frustration:  http://youtu.be/9PCjFyN7-qs

The other WAY COOL technique I taught the group was the “fork bow”.  Who knew you could use a fork to produce consistent, easy to make bows!!  I found this YouTube tutorial on how to make easy ribbon bows:  http://youtu.be/RBza9q1rKRo

Papillion Potpourri Window card

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TUTORIAL INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE THIS CARD:

StampRightUp – Papillion Potpourri Window Card Instruction Hand Out

Papillion Potpourri window card

Papillion Potpourri window card in pool party with Everyday Enchantment DSP and champagne shimmer mist

The picture of this card doesn’t do this card justice! We used the champagne shimmer paint to add a beautiful hint of shimmer to the front of the card.

So you want to be a Stampin Up Demonstrator

Did you know that Stampin Up! has been around for over 25 years?!  I did not even know about it until November 2012 when I met a demo at a craft fair who was selling their finished works.  She gave me a catalogue and I was hooked!! I poured over the book for DAYS.  Literally! It was like I was a kid again combing through the Consumers Distributing book for Christmas toys! When I spoke to the demo on the phone, she told me about being a ‘demontrator’.  I didn’t realize it’s not as easy as it sounds.

First:  Do you want to be a demonstrator?
Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do I have at least three people who I know I could rally up once a month to do a ‘make & take’ demo class with?
  2. Would these people be willing to spend $25 per person to participate?

When I first signed up I did NOT know at least 3 people, but I thought I would save tons of money so I signed up as a demonstrator anyway.

(Now here’s some info most demo’s WONT tell you)

However, to be absolutely honest, the discount is only 20%, then you have to add shipping and taxes. Which eats up the discount… THEN you have to sell your quota – it’s around $400 every three months. So unless you have the money to buy that much every quarter yourself, here are some things you might want to consider to ensure you will be a successful demonstrator:

1. Buying items that you know you could mass produce some cards & sell the finished cards to stores, cafes, friends etc.

2. Hold an event – either a group or one time event. Create three items to make at the event. If you have people register in advance and give a deposit you can then buy the items you will need

3. Sign up when there is an incentive promotion for new recruits. I signed up when there was a free set of ink pads (the whole set!). Then place a one time order and stock up, and if you can place another order then yay, but if not, at least you have some goodies added to your crafting creation tool repertoire!


Other things to consider if you’re going to sign up as a demonstrator:

  1. How close to you live to your “upline” (the person who signed you up)
    This is CRUCIAL – there is SOOO much to learn, even for a seasoned crafter – that it really helps having your upline accessible to you
  2. Ask your potential upline HOW they will support you.
    What I provide:
    * Monthly meetings to check in on progress.
    * Extensive advise on what to include in your starter kit
    * Examples of items to demo in classes
    * Access to my resource list of references for designing & techniques (Hundreds of hours of research)
    * Support with creating a social media presence – including twitter, blog creation & maintenance, and creations & maintenance of a Facebook page

I continue to work with Stampin Up because I LOVE to craft & create.  I love it when I meet new people – and getting together you always learn from each other!  New techniques = new inspiration, which = lots of fun projects to make  🙂

There is SO MUCH I didn’t know when I signed up, that I wish I did.  Hopefully this has helped you, and maybe clarified some questions for you.  Feel free to contact me anytime if you too have been ‘orphaned’ by your upline, no matter WHERE you are, I will do whatever I can to help you out.

I would love to hear *your* experience – good or bad! Comment below  😀